American Rhododendron Society Web Site ARS
navigation menu background

Azalea Plant Search

New Search

  "Printer Friendly" Page

More Information: Rhododendron 'Ground Hog'


R. 'Ground Hog' 
  Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Red

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, 2" across, 5 wavy-edges; vivid purplish red with a large, burgundy-colored, speckled, dorsal blotch. Inflorescence 3-4 flowered.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat, 1" long, glossy mid green. Dense plant habit.

Deciduous or Evergreen:  Evergreen

Height:  2 feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -10F  ( -23C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   [(yedoense var. poukhanense x Vuyk's Scarlet) x unknown

Hybridized or Selected by:  Mezitt

Registration Reference:  ARS 992

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.


American Rhododendron Society
P.O. Box 214, Great River, NY 11739
Ph: 631-533-0375   Fax: 866-883-8019   E-Mail: member@arsoffice.org
1998-2021, ARS, All rights reserved.